Need a Root Canal? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide on What to Expect

Need a Root Canal? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide on What to Expect

Prolonged neglect of tooth decay can result in you needing a root canal treatment. If left untreated, the decay can continue to grow deeper and spread to the bone and the root, resulting in you losing your tooth.

While a root canal treatment can cause a lot of anxiety, here are some facts about having a root canal treatment to ease your anxieties.

Preparing your mouth and tooth

The biggest misconception about a root canal treatment is that the procedure is quite painful. However, your dentist T3B 5K1 will numb your tooth and its surrounding tissue with the help of local anesthesia. Your dentist T3B 5K1 will isolate your affected tooth with a thin sheet of vinyl or rubber towards creating a sterile environment.

Your dentist in Calgary will continue to access the root canals and the pulp by drilling a small hole through the biting surface of your tooth.

Cleaning, shaping and filling the tooth

Once your dentist in NW Calgary has accessed the internals of your tooth, they will clear out all the dying or dead tissue from the root canal or the pulp following by cleaning the empty chamber using an anti-bacterial and antiseptic solution.

Once your tooth is cleaned, your dentist in Calgary, AB will shape the walls of your root canal towards better accommodating gutta-percha, which is a filling material used to fill the pulp chamber and the canals.

Sealing the tooth from re-infection

Once your dentist near me has filled your infected tooth, they will seal the seal your tooth and temporarily close the tooth with an alternative filling. This is later replaced with a permanent crown to offer your teeth with additional protection against infection while restoring the function and appearance of your tooth.

Schedule an appointment with our expert dentist at Springhill Dental, Calgary to know more about how to treat your dental decay with a root canal treatment and know more about our wide range of dental treatments and procedures.

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on May 25th. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-297-0220. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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